OrbusNeich announced the European launch of the CE marked Azule Cobalt Chromium stent. The Azule stent combines the proven stent design of its predecessor, the Blazer Cobalt Chromium stent, with a delivery system with enhanced crossability and flexible deliverability.
Azule features OrbusNeich’s unique Dual Helix stent design, offering conformability and radial strength on thin, flexible and low-profile cobalt chromium stent struts. The stent’s tip length has been reduced from 5mm to 4.25mm, improving deliverability and crossability. The precise laser forming of the tip results in a lower lesion entry profile, and the controlled laser welding of the balloon to the catheter improves the stent’s trackability and flexibility.
“Continuous technology advancement is mandated by our customers and the very nature of interventional cardiology,” said Al Novak, OrbusNeich’s chairman and CEO. “We believe the underlying deliverability of a stent is, and will continue to be, a critically important factor that we strive to improve.”